7 Alternatives To Bo-tox For Forehead Wrinkles

7 Alternatives To Bo-tox For Forehead Wrinkles

Bo-tox is one of the safest and most effective anti-ageing treatments for forehead lines and other areas of the face and body having wrinkles. It is an anti-wrinkle injection containing a neurot-ox-in, a purified protein, that is directly administered into the wrinkle-causing muscles. It helps temporarily paralyse the tensed muscles that cause wrinkles to form on their overlying skin. It works to smoothen wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals to muscles for contraction.

Despite the effectiveness of Bo-tox in treating forehead wrinkles, few people with forehead wrinkles might choose to explore alternative treatments. They may do so due to their medical issues/ non-candidacy for the Bo-tox or anti-wrinkle treatment in Bangalore, their personal preferences, or maybe because they are not ready to commit to having regular Bo-tox injections. 

This post details the top 7 alternative ways to reduce forehead wrinkles with valuable information shared by Dr. Rasya Dixit, anti-aging expert in Bangalore practising at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic. Read on to learn about them. 

Alternatives to Bo-tox

Here are some proven alternatives to Bo-tox for dealing with wrinkles on the forehead and even other parts of the face:

1. Dermal fillers

Bo-tox is not the only type of forehead wrinkle treatment in Bangalore accessible at a dermatologist’s office. Depending upon how acute the forehead wrinkles are, dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid may be a better, healthier option for treating forehead wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid filler assists the forehead skin to retain water and give it a plumper appearance.

Unlike Bo-tox, which relaxes the wrinkle-causing muscles, dermal fillers can help gently lift and shape up the forehead skin by filling in the wrinkle crease. Typically, dermal fillers take weeks to metabolise. As the fillers continue to stimulate the injected wrinkles of the forehead, the skin smooths out and starts producing fresh collagen. The results of hyaluronic acid fillers last for 6-12 months and look natural while Bo-tox results last only for 3-4 months.

2. Chemical peels

A chemical peel is one of the skin-resurfacing treatments wherein an acidic solution is applied on the skin to exfoliate it and to allow the growth back of smoother skin. It can be used to treat signs of ageing such as fine lines and hyperpigmentation. When performed by a skincare specialist, chemical peels are generally safe and effective. They have a longer downtime than other anti-ageing treatments, ranging from 24 hours to up to two to three weeks, depending on the extent of the peel.

While it is possible to see the effects the same day, chemical peels typically require a full skin renewal cycle of roughly 2–3 weeks before patients experience obvious benefits. It may take several peels to obtain the desired results, or a stronger grade may be required to tackle different areas of concern. Once skin exfoliation is done by peels they stimulate the growth of new, healthier skin cells and can improve the appearance of fine lines and forehead wrinkles.

It is important to remember that chemical peels can cause itching, peeling, and irritation. Peels are not suitable for all skin conditions or skin types, so it is best to speak with a skincare practitioner before scheduling an appointment.

3. Microneedling with P-RP

Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy that can help with a variety of skin issues, such as wrinkles and fine lines. It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not usually require a lengthy recovery period. It is regarded as a viable alternative to Bo-tox forehead injections.

The medical device with several microneedles is applied to the skin during a microneedling treatment to generate micro-injuries and stimulate the body's natural healing process. This boosts the production of collagen and elastin- the two skin structural proteins that keep the skin tight, firm, and healthy. As microchannels are formed in the skin, microneedling can increase the absorption of skincare products. Serums are frequently recommended by cosmetic experts to moisturise the skin and obtain the best anti-aging results after microneedling.

People may undergo P-RP therapy with microneedling to minimise the appearance of their forehead wrinkles. Plat-elet-rich plasma derived from the patient’s own blood has growth factors and proteins such as cytokines that stimulate the body's collagen formation and aid in skin regeneration. This combination treatment results in smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

4. Face wrinkle patches

These are quick-to-find and affordable anti-ageing treatments. They are made of skin-safe silicone or paper that can stick to the face when applied and swell when exposed to water, particularly in areas prone to wrinkling. These patches harden as they dry, which helps control the facial muscle movements that generate fine lines and wrinkles.

Wrinkle patches are one of the most prevalent natural treatments that can keep the skin taut and prevent expression lines or wrinkles from forming or deepening. They generate a microclimate that provides moisture to the skin, allowing it to plump the skin grooves and creases. They vary in shape and size depending on the treatment area of the face and provide considerable skin improvement without using injections.

5. Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is an in-office treatment that involves removing the outer layer of the skin by thorough exfoliation. It’s done by passing heat generated from lasers. The heat from the laser destroys the damaged skin tissues and stimulates the natural healing process of the skin by encouraging new collagen formation. The newly produced tissue is firmer, resulting in a smoother, revitalised complexion; but topical redness and swelling may occur. However, aside from a week or two of downtime, this Bo-tox alternative is effective and reasonably long-lasting in fading out forehead wrinkles.

A dermatologist in Bangalore for wrinkle treatment typically uses a fractional CO2 laser to treat parts of the skin where an individual wants to remove wrinkles, tighten the skin, promote new collagen formation, or heal skin damage.

6. Dysport Injection

Dysport is a neurot-ox-in comparable to Bo-tox used to even out wrinkles, lines, and creases, particularly furrows and wrinkles around the brow and forehead, as well as lines around the mouth and jaw. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of only moderate to severe glabellar lines formed between the eyebrows. Sometimes, the neck is also treated with Dysport injection. It effectively reduces the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, providing instant and long-lasting benefits. 

Dysport can provide the following benefits:

  • Smoother skin; free of creases and wrinkles
  • Minimised furrows and creases around the brows
  • Reduction of vertical lines around the mouth, drooping corners of the mouth, chin dimpling, and jowls
  • Reduced necklines, bands, and even cleavage creases.

7. Facial creams and serums

Antioxidant face creams and regulators directly impact the metabolism of skin cells and the synthesis of facial collagen. Facial serums are readily available, simple to use, and reasonably priced. But one must make a note that they must buy these creams only after consulting a skin doctor. Although there are several creams, serums, and other skincare products, only a handful of them significantly minimise the appearance of forehead lines and other facial wrinkles. These also contain growth factor combinations that help restore the firmness, elasticity, and structure of the skin.

To learn more about alternatives to Bo-tox for forehead wrinkles and getting rid of forehead wrinkles in Bangalore, you can consider contacting Dr. Rasya Dixit, a renowned dermatologist in the area. Dr. Dixit specialises in various cosmetic procedures and skin treatments to address ageing concerns, including forehead wrinkles.

To get personalised advice and explore these alternatives further, it's advisable to schedule a consultation with her. She can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable treatment option for your forehead wrinkles.